Downtown Doylestown shops will hold their annual Holiday Magic celebration on Friday night, hoping to lure shoppers in with a fun and festive atmosphere.
The evening runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m., and many shops that typically close earlier than that will stay open late.
"Holiday Magic is an annual town tradition that we are pleased to be continuing," said Nerice Kendter, owner of Busy Bee Toys and a member of the downtown merchants' group. "It's a wonderful event offering something for the whole family."
Town & Country Players will serenade passers by with carols, and Frosty and Rudolph will visit with children
Santa has taken up residence at his house at the corner of State and Hamilton streets, ready to hear from good little girls and boys.
Free parking is available at the Bucks County parking garage on Broad Street, the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot on West Court Street and the courthouse VIP parking lot at Court and Broad streets.
Fom 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., the DART bus will run a free shuttle from the three parking lots to a downtown drop-off at Court and Main streets.
Many shops also plan to offer extended holiday hours on Friday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 14, as well.